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Bookmarked at for 2007-03-06

Berkeley Economic History Seminar: March 5, 2007: The Societas Publicanorum

Ulrike Malmendier, "Law and Economics at the Origin," is coming to the Economic History Seminar today to talk about law and economics in the late Roman Republic:

Cicero mentions the three most important taxes that were contracted out [to the publicans] in De Imp. Cn. Pomp. 6.15 [On the [Grant of Proconsular] Authority to Cnaeus Pompeius]: the port tax (portorium), the "tenth" of the harvest... including grain (decuma), and the grazing fee (scriptura). The inheritance tax (vicesima hereditatium) was also contracted out but played a subsidiary role...